100 Interesting facts about Russia
Every day over 9 MILLION passengers ride the Metro, Moscow's vast underground subway system. In a single day, an average of 9915 trains operate between 5am — 1am.
Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour holds around 5,000-6,000 at one time and is the tallest Eastern Orthodox church in the world and currently the largest operating Orthodox Church in the world.
«Alexander and Natalie» located in the famous Arbat Street is the only Moscow fountain with drinking water.
The intelligency level is of Russian people is considered up to 99%. There are more than 600 universities in the country.
St. Petersburg is the most northern city with population more than 1 million people in the world.
Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.
Siberia occupies about 5.2 million square miles, which roughly corresponds to about 9 percent of Earth6s dry land mass.
Ostanikino Tower is the highest TV tower in Europe. World's tallest self-supporting structure from 1967 to 1975.
Kremlin of Moscow is the world biggest medieval fortress built in XIV-XV centuries
Russia is the only country in the world that will host 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games on the Black sea coast in a humid subtropical climate
Russia has Borders with 15 countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Ukraine
«Kalashnikov» was originally created in 1947, and has since been in use. In fact, there are more copies made of this rifle than of all other assault rifles in the world COMBINED!